Definition of deprecate
- deprecate the wrath … of the Roman people
- —Tobias Smollett
- deprecates such attempts at humor
movie critics tried to outdo one another in deprecating the comedy as the stupidest movie of the year
deprecates TV sitcoms as childish and simpleminded
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: to criticize or express disapproval of (someone or something)
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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